Richard Rothstein On NCLB Re-Authorization

Richard RothsteinRichard RothsteinIn Comments released Tuesday, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) education policy analyst Richard Rothstein sees an opportunity to get it right this time if Duncan's Education Department follows through on their own explicit critique of the mistakes of the first NCLB. Don't punish schools in poor neighborhoods by failing to address the resources gap necessary to meet high expectations, and don't rely on flawed standardized tests as the accountability measure, he cautions. The rush to re-authorize, on the other hand, could lead to a repeat of all the mistakes under Bush II.